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Latin, French, or both?

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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    Hi! My uni offers public evening classes in languages such as French, Spanish, German, and even Latin. It costs £200 per year for 1.5 hours a week - I was considering doing both French and Latin, alongside my degree (English Lit).

    Would this be too much, or would they compliment each other quite well? I'm considering doing a year abroad in France, hence the desire to take French, and Latin seems interesting/would be more of a hobby.


    This mostly depends on how willing are you to put effort into learning of those languages. However, I would suggest doing French now for the first year to get started on it early and do Latin the year after if it's possible
    Good Luck!

    Frenchhhh :ahee:
    If you plan to use Latin later in your studies why not, you're not gonna use it much irl (If not at all) but if you like to learn languages go ahead it could be cool :woo:

    Your best bet would be to talk to your tutors and the language teachers about your desire to learn languages. If you can realistically do both, then you should do both. However if it's recommended to only study one language, then I would choose French in this case. This is mainly because you said you want to study abroad in France, in which case any level of French would be useful, both for your application and daily life.
    Hope this helps

    I do French and Latin at A-Level and they definitely complement each other whilst being completely different in the way you learn them. I understand however that English lit is a very hefty degree own readingwise so defo talk to your tutors but if both is an option for you then I would definitely go for it
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